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U-434, Hamburg

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Offering a rare chance to experience the harsh living conditions inside the tight corridors of a Soviet submarine in operation during the height of the Cold War, U-434 is now open to the public as a museum exhibit. Once the largest hunting and espionage submarine in the world, the Russian submarine was built in 1976 and remained in service until 2001. The vessel spent many years patrolling the North Sea, operated by a 78-man crew. Today, the submarine is docked on the edge of the city's harbor, providing a peek behind one of the most impressive vessels of its time. To visit U-434 and get the most from your holiday in Hamburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • Recommended only with Guide (also available in Russian). Hard to believe, why are people capable. Be careful with the head! All too corpulent visitors should avoid these visits as the gates, ladders, or gears are very narrow and steep. Not to mention the air.
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  • If you love technical things that I would recommend that you see the Sub. Introduction I think it is a bit pricey. I had only German tour, maybe other days there are also English. You are entering the Bay from the front of the submarine and the way employees use the flap moving submarine of the gate from the other end. There's no way a coach like walking inside the Museum. That's why you have to be careful. I don't have any explanation too:) Some title and what are you trying to figure out from the surrounding area. A bit old for a submarine is usually mechanical. Quite a few electronic parts and old. In sum, I would recommend, go have a look.
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  • Why is Russia's submarine at Hamburg so I went. From inside a torpedo while in a way where you can see up to the engine compartment. Narrow steep stairs, heels and large pieces of luggage and difficult. Into old American WWII submarines at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, but this is big, but is like new. I think admission was left + 1 Euro card in approximately 8 euros. Near the fish market. In addition, it is close to in the HVV ships dock.
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  • Although it was an experience to explore a post war submarine. The advertising shown within the posters and publications lead you to believe that you are visiting a ww2 german u boat. Unfortunately this is not the case, this is in fact a tango class post war Russian submarine that was decommissioned 2001? Why hamburg tourist information need to advertise this as a uboat when they have plenty of other attractions within the vicinity. Leave the uboat memory to the fallen and those of the museums of U 995,U 505 and U 534.
  • Very interesting activity. It was great to see the living conditions of the sailors and the inner workings of the submarine. It doesn't take long to get through the sub so the price doesn't seem like amazing value but for anyone interested in the cold war it seems worth it.
  • Very thrilling tour through an elderly Russian submarine. Guided tour optional, sometimes quite crowded, adding to the stuffed tight atmosphere. Definitely no option for heels and skirt. Gives good insights into life of on a submarine
  • Brilliant, I was completely blown away by this! If you visit nothing else in Hamburg you must visit this Soviet submarine. More information in English/ placards about all of the different elements inside the submarine would have been great, but the simple ability to be able to go on a Soviet submarine was thrilling.
  • It's a good experience. But there's no guided tour. You can understand based on the brochure provided. Worth an hour for a different experience on a submarine
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